The American Red Cross is helping 13 adults in seven families after an early morning fire on Ellsworth Avenue in New Haven. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing and clothing needs. Food was provided to the residents while the Red Cross team worked to assess emergency needs.
The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits, containing age and gender appropriate personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a family might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. Children’s kits include a stuffed toy.
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers. For more information about the Red Cross and how you can help, visit www.redcross.org.